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  1. Report: Schools enabled mother of Sandy Hook killer to a appeasea himRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Washington Post

    A new report on Adam Lanza, who fatally shot 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in 2012, says that the public schools he attended "unwittingly" enabled Lanza's mother to "accommodate and appease" her son through a "lack of attention to social-emotional support" and by allowing him to study independently on the assumption that he was gifted, when, in fact, he wasn't. The report, released by the Office of Child Advocate, said records indicate that Lanza was on the autism spectrum and that there was "considerable evidence pointing to mental health issues beyond autism, such as an anxiety disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and suicidal ideation."


  2. New report examines 'missed opportunities' in Newtown shooter Adam Lanza's pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Washington Post

    Pictures of Newtown shooting victims are imprinted on synthetic roses at a memorial in the Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Conn., in 2012. A new state report examining "missed opportunities" to intervene before the Newtown, Conn., school shooting suggests that "weaknesses and lapses in the educational and healthcare systems' response and untreated mental illness" played a role in the continued mental deterioration of the gunman, Adam Lanza.


  3. For one family, a new baby brings hope after Newtown school shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | The Washington Post

    Most families are elated after the birth of a new baby. But for Francine and David Wheeler, who welcomed Matthew Bennett Wheeler last week, his birth was filled with emotion.


  4. Why the NRA is so powerful, in 1 chartRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 8 | The Washington Post

    After the shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., two years ago, the National Rifle Association stood resolute against new federal gun-control measures. And its head, Wayne LaPierre, often repeated the same 18 words.


  5. Can a wave of new inventions stop school shootings?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 27 | The Washington Post

    Inventors have come up with new products to stop school shootings -- including bulletproof whiteboards, door barricades. But are they addressing the right problem? Inventors have come up with new products to stop school shootings -- including bulletproof whiteboards, door barricades.


  6. Family in Anne Arundel pastry gun case loses school board appealRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | The Washington Post

    School officials in Anne Arundel County rejected an appeal filed by the family of a boy suspended after he chewed his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun, according to a decision the family's lawyer received Wednesday. The Anne Arundel County Board of Education wrote in an Oct. 9 opinion that staff members at Park Elementary School "acted reasonably and properly" in addressing the disruption caused by the boy - then 7 years old - given the student's history of misbehavior.


  7. Gun foes plan to match NRA spending in fall racesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Gun control groups say this is the year they finally go toe-to-toe with the National Rifle Association and match their foe's imposing campaign spending for congressional candidates. Their long-awaited financial parity with the gun lobby, however, underscores the importance of timing in politics.


  8. FBI releases report examining mass shootingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2014 | The Washington Post

    On the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, firefighters lower the town's flag on Main Street to half-staff in honor of the victims, in this Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 file photo, in Newtown, Conn. The number of shootings in which a gunman wounds or kills multiple people has increased dramatically in recent years, with the majority of attacks in the last decade occurring at a business or a school, according to an FBI report released Wednesday Sept.


  9. When families of mass shooters give interviewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Not many families of high-profile mass shooters do interviews with the media. Many release carefully-worded statements of sorrow and regret and then retreat from public scrutiny.


  10. Pastry gun case goes to oral arguments in Anne ArundelRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2014 | The Washington Post

    The so-called "Pop-Tart case" made its way to the Anne Arundel County Board of Education Wednesday, where lawyers sparred in oral arguments about the disciplinary action taken against a second grader who chewed his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun. On one side was an attorney for the boy's family, reminding everyone that the boy with the breakfast bar was 7 years old, imaginative and perhaps mischievious on the Marchmorning when he pretended his pastry was a gun and aimed it at classmates.


  11. Fairfax begins school year with added security measuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Students who returned to school in Fairfax County on Tuesday were protected by added security measures placed by the administration in recent months.


  12. 5Maryland assault weapons ban upheld in federal courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2014 | The Washington Post

    The law banning the guns , which was passed in May 2013, was challenged in court by a group of nine plaintiffs including gun stores, gun ownership organizations, and individuals.


  13. 5 guns that changed historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Gun designer Ernst Mauch holds an Armatix iP1, the nation's first smart gun. Will it change history? If the nation's first smart gun can overcome the fierce opposition of Second Amendment hard-liners and make it onto store shelves, it will join other guns that have changed the world.


  14. In two states, contrasting responses to tragedyRead the original story

    Aug 1, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Nearly two years after the Sandy Hook School shooting, memorials remain scattered throughout Newtown, Conn.


  15. Massachusetts set to tighten gun lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2014 | The Washington Post

    A new proposal heading toward passage in Massachusetts would give police the authority to petition courts for the right to deny someone access to shotguns and rifles if that person is deemed a threat.


  16. Obama gives a lot of speeches, but not from the Oval OfficeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Did you catch President Obama's Oval Office speech on Aug. 31, 2010, announcing the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq? No? Too bad.


  17. Beretta to move manufacturing jobs out of Maryland, blames state gun lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Blaming Maryland's new gun-control laws, Beretta USA said Tuesday that it is relocating its manufacturing operations from Accokeek to Tennessee, a move that will eliminate about 160 jobs in southern Prince George's County.


  18. GovBeat: Missouri governor rejects bill that would arm teachersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2014 | Washington Post

    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon blocked a bill this week that would have allowed specially trained teachers to carry guns in their classrooms.


  19. New gun control fight brewing in the SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Fifteen months since gun legislation stalled on Capitol Hill, the Senate is on the verge of a new fight over whether or not to expand gun rights, an unanticipated development at a moment of already high tension in the fractured chamber .


  20. Bloomberg's gun-control group to start midterms strategy by surveying candidatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2014 | The Washington Post

    The gun-control group founded by former New York mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Monday will begin surveying all federal candidates in the 2014 midterm elections on gun issues as it tries to become a political counterweight to the National Rifle Association.


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